You can explore the following questions with the students as they experience the galleries.
*What is a mask?
*What is it used for?
*Who wears masks and why?
*Have you seen or worn masks?What story can you tell?
The goals are to introduce masks as they play roles in different ceremonies,represent cultural beliefs,and are useful for decoration and celebrations. You can discuss how they are used in storytelling,preserve and pass on society's values,morals,religion,and traditions.
The masks you will see are in three different galleries,each one with a unique presentation and history. Enjoy!
If you have time,please add Olmec Mask,LG32 as you go into the Art of the Americas!